Cop in legal trouble

29 July 2010 08:32 am - 21     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Kandy police has begun investigations against a police inspector who reprimanded a traffic cop for advising him not to jay walk in Dalada Weediya in Kandy.

The Inspector who was in civil clothes had tried to cross the Dalada Weediya without using the zebra crossing when the traffic police advised him not to do so.

In return, the IP reprimanded the police using obscene language. 

DIG, Pujitha Jayasundara has ordered the police to take legal action against the IP for misbehaviour.

  Comments - 21

  • Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 29 July 2010 10:57 AM

    If those who are supposed to ensure law enforcement do not care for the rules, what to expect from the ordinary public. A cop thinks too high of himself even without a uniform. Wouldnt it be better to train some high-breed police dogs to man the force rather than keep such imbeciles and pay them salaries. The Police are in the news these days for all the wrong reasons.

    Concerned Thursday, 29 July 2010 11:16 AM

    The little cop must be promoted as I.P and the particular I.P must be demoted as a cop.

    yaveendra Thursday, 29 July 2010 12:33 PM


    u think anything will come out of this investigation?

    perter Friday, 30 July 2010 01:39 AM


    bernard Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:23 PM

    This traffic police constable is a very rare one in SL. He should be a role model for all Police officers from top to bottom. In my opinion he should be promoted to IGP.

    Upul Thursday, 29 July 2010 03:26 PM

    It is so easy to see cops breaking law any given day in all over Sri lanka

    Gayan Samarasekara Thursday, 29 July 2010 08:46 AM

    Good Move.. Law has to be the same for everyone.

    Kamal Naser Thursday, 29 July 2010 08:48 AM

    Very good trend.

    bugger Thursday, 29 July 2010 08:49 AM

    The police are suppose to implement the law, our fellows are always breaking it

    aaaaaaaaaaaa Thursday, 29 July 2010 08:54 AM


    Nihal Fernando Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:10 AM

    Not that the police has gone to dogs but some dogs have come to police. The police will have to kick them out.

    Jason Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:14 AM

    Why resort to legal action? The DIG should just demote him. He'll think twice about doing it again.

    Ajith Friday, 30 July 2010 05:08 AM

    Yes, really a good move. But, if he is "somebody's somebody", then they might try to push DIG in to trouble. Unfortunately, this is the Sri Lankan way.

    nikita Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:20 AM

    all those traffic police guys who park the mo-bikes in the middle of the road in peak hours disturbing the traffic should also punished

    malkanthi Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:22 AM

    certainly, in civil attire if the IP was so arrogant, imagine in uniform!!

    dagobert Thursday, 29 July 2010 04:46 PM

    Let's commend the Traffic Cop - A responsible guy. There are a 'few good men' yet out there!

    Babanis Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:42 AM

    People are killed and no investigations are done. Can you expect any investigation for this.

    Smart Aleck Thursday, 29 July 2010 09:53 AM

    Hats off to that traffic cop. There used to be saying "Suddhage Neethiya Kaatath Ekay". But lets hope that at the end of the inquiry the traffic cop won't be transferred.

    R.Bandara Thursday, 29 July 2010 10:00 AM

    This is a lawless country. The traffic cops are the worst law breakers. They park their vehicles at the center of the road. some times at crucial bends making other motorists face extremely dangerous situations.(A police car is seen parked at the bend near the hotel Galadhari) The police department should inquire into the high handed nature of this IP and if found guilty should be sacked from the service as a lesson to other law breakers in the service.

    Anura Thursday, 29 July 2010 10:27 AM

    Ofcourse those kind of officers should have to be punish!

    James bond Thursday, 29 July 2010 10:27 AM

    No need for legal actions, a disciplinary measures would be enough. Efficient and cheap.

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